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Berkeley council tells Marines to leave
Contra Costa Times ^ | 01/30/2008 | Doug

Posted on 02/01/2008 5:41:49 PM PST by KTM rider

Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go.

That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."

In addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. And it officially encouraged the women's peace group Code Pink to impede the work of the Marines in the city by protesting in front of the station.

In a separate item, the council voted 8-1 to give Code Pink a designated parking space in front of the recruiting station once a week for six months and a free sound permit for protesting once a week from noon to 4 p.m.

Councilman Gordon Wozniak opposed both items.

The Marines have been in Berkeley for a little more than a year, having moved from Alameda in December of 2006. For about the past four months, Code Pink has been protesting in front of the station.

"I believe in the Code Pink cause. The Marines don't belong here, they shouldn't have come here, and they should leave," said Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates after votes were cast.

(Excerpt) Read more at contracostatimes.com ...


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Fi-Fi Fo Fink, the berkely code pinks really stink. I'd like to send Al Qaeda the GPS coordinates for Berkely City Hall
1 posted on 02/01/2008 5:41:50 PM PST by KTM rider
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To: KTM rider

The Left hates America


2 posted on 02/01/2008 5:43:19 PM PST by aynrandfreak (The Left hates America)
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To: KTM rider

berserkley


3 posted on 02/01/2008 5:43:37 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: KTM rider

Wow.


4 posted on 02/01/2008 5:44:24 PM PST by Radix (If your outgo exceeds your income, your upkeep will be your downfall.)
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To: KTM rider

Background....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;s=berkeley


5 posted on 02/01/2008 5:44:32 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Tracking The "Flyin' Imams" since 11/20/06)
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To: KTM rider

We need to pull any federal funds they receive.


6 posted on 02/01/2008 5:45:05 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: aynrandfreak

It’s getting to the point, when you hear things like this, that it has become sadly apparent that they really do.


7 posted on 02/01/2008 5:45:15 PM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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To: Halgr; processing please hold; yorkie
In addition, the council voted to explore enforcing its law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against the Marines because of the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. And it officially encouraged the women's peace group Code Pink to impede the work of the Marines in the city by protesting in front of the station.

Berzerkely is a disgusting pigsty and blight. What hypocrits. They spout the mantra of "tolerate" but it is a known fact that they, the most "liberal" are as equally the least tolerant people within city in America.

8 posted on 02/01/2008 5:47:31 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: KTM rider

Communists have never like the U.S. Marines. Now that they have a foothold in their corner of Amerika, the last thing they want around are U.S. Marines. Marines represent freedom. Communists will not tolerate freedom.


9 posted on 02/01/2008 5:50:23 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (STILL Proud To Be An American!!!!)
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To: KTM rider
I wish these folks would secede from the U.S. and form their own country.
10 posted on 02/01/2008 5:50:34 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: KTM rider

Why in hell are we being taxed to support these traitors?


11 posted on 02/01/2008 5:51:13 PM PST by detective
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To: CindyDawg

I agree, no funds ought to go to them.


12 posted on 02/01/2008 5:52:51 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't taunt the animal's at the zoo or they may bite YOU!)
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To: KTM rider

Let us hope that if in the future we are attacked they attack these un American morons. I would love to see them beg for help in thier time of need. Maybe just maybe they could rally the homeless and the flakes.


13 posted on 02/01/2008 5:53:50 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: southernerwithanattitude
Well, I am starting to root for the Terrorists to set off their nuc in LA Harbor, San Francisco Harbor, the Columbia near Portland, Elliot Bay nest to Seattle, Hudson River near Manhattan, And the Chesapeake Bay with an Easterly wind, or maybe the Potomac works. that out to take care of most of the Liberals and covert the rest.(Sarc)
14 posted on 02/01/2008 5:53:57 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: KTM rider

Well, if we do have to close gitmo, I know where we can put all those nice “enemy combatants” types.


15 posted on 02/01/2008 5:54:50 PM PST by Not now, Not ever! (The devil made me do it!,.......................................................( well, not really.)
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To: pandoraou812

No school money, no payroll, no SS checks, nada.


16 posted on 02/01/2008 5:55:09 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: KTM rider

Isn’t that special. Berkely has no use for those who fight to defend the country that their useless tax-sucking butts depend on to feed their school. Time to pull any federal funding/state funding/tax dollars etc., from this liberal communist strong-hold.


17 posted on 02/01/2008 5:55:20 PM PST by onevoter
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To: KTM rider
Dear Osama -

I hope you are able to read this in whatever cave your are hidden in along the border. Since you hate America and our way of life because we are so decadent, have you ever thought about attacking Berkeley? It is a den of sin and evil. They want the Marines out, so soon they will have no protection. I bet you could take out the whole place in under an hour.

18 posted on 02/01/2008 5:58:37 PM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: onevoter
If ever the USA needed to bomb one of their own cities, I think this city needs completely destroyed.
19 posted on 02/01/2008 6:00:12 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: ronnie raygun
I would love to see them beg for help in thier time of need.

They wouldn't beg for help. They would demand help, and sit on their fat asses while doing so.

20 posted on 02/01/2008 6:00:27 PM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: CindyDawg

No Toys for Tots either.


21 posted on 02/01/2008 6:00:35 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken (Seldom right but never in doubt)
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To: KTM rider

Had a discussion with one of these Hipy-dipy types several weeks ago. Asked him just what he thought we should do, he answered with the following points:

Become isolationist (to him, that meant, leave the rest of the world alone).

Tax to the max and give the surplus to the less fortunate countries.

Abolish the military. If we didn’t have a military, the rest of the world would love us and leave us alone.

He had several other idiotic points, but you get the drift.

I tried to explain the faults in his ideology … he would have none of it and walked off in a huff.

Brain washed to the max … sad. And, he has a PHD!


22 posted on 02/01/2008 6:01:44 PM PST by doc1019
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To: KTM rider
Fast-foreward... Berkeley bombed by terrorists and someone overhears our President say, “I don’t care who you are. Now, that’s funny.”
23 posted on 02/01/2008 6:02:33 PM PST by Mark (REMEMBER: Mean spirited, angry remarks against my postings won't feed even one hungry child.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

No border patrol. Oops. They would probably like that.


24 posted on 02/01/2008 6:03:28 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: stubernx98

I don’t want anyone hurt but I wish there was some way for these idiots to realize what this country is up against in the WOT.


25 posted on 02/01/2008 6:04:28 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: nicmarlo; processing please hold; yorkie

Just one more sign of the “infection” that is dangerous and spreading rapidly....


26 posted on 02/01/2008 6:04:29 PM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: doc1019

tell him to put down his bong. He might remember some facts of reality.


27 posted on 02/01/2008 6:06:09 PM PST by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: Halgr

Not as rapidly as the fascists would like, though.


28 posted on 02/01/2008 6:06:28 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: doc1019
Brain washed to the max … sad. And, he has a PHD!

Piled Higher and Deeper

29 posted on 02/01/2008 6:07:22 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: KTM rider

Who do we send our complaints to? The white house? The congress? And, will anyone listen? Under a Bush administration my answer would be a resounding NO.


30 posted on 02/01/2008 6:07:52 PM PST by mirkwood (Bring back Fred.)
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Well they may hate marines, but the citizens of Berkley do extend a warm, inclusive welcome to elves and witches to their annual Pagan Pride Day.
31 posted on 02/01/2008 6:08:01 PM PST by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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To: Max in Utah

LOL! Amen!


32 posted on 02/01/2008 6:11:21 PM PST by doc1019
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To: CindyDawg

I am in total agreement with you. Oh by the way, I am going to be a grandma again!


33 posted on 02/01/2008 6:11:59 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't taunt the animal's at the zoo or they may bite YOU!)
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To: Volunteer

You forgot to tell Binny that he should be extra sure to take out the University of California-Berkeley.

That’s where all of this stuff started in the early 50’s when the number of communist professors was overwhelming!


34 posted on 02/01/2008 6:12:10 PM PST by jtill (Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.)
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To: Antioch

San Francisco and Berzerkeley = Sodom and Gomorrah


35 posted on 02/01/2008 6:12:26 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: pandoraou812

Hey. Congratulations:’)


36 posted on 02/01/2008 6:12:49 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: donnab

Other than his left leaning proclivities, he an exceptional scientist. No bong involved, just years of leftist indoctrination in his early college education.


37 posted on 02/01/2008 6:15:45 PM PST by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Hes one of those all book smarts no common sense kinda guys, which equals stupidity in my book.


38 posted on 02/01/2008 6:19:00 PM PST by donnab (don't blame me ...I supported Fred.)
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To: KTM rider

Institute the draft in any municipality that refuses a recruiting station. There, fixed. ;o)


39 posted on 02/01/2008 6:19:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CindyDawg

Thanks,we would like a girl, too many men in this house lol.


40 posted on 02/01/2008 6:20:41 PM PST by pandoraou812 (Don't taunt the animal's at the zoo or they may bite YOU!)
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To: donnab

You won’t get an argument from me on that observation. ;-)


41 posted on 02/01/2008 6:21:20 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Liberty Valance

I think we ought to have a draft and de-program these kids. 12 years of grade school... 2 years of service and then college.


42 posted on 02/01/2008 6:21:45 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: pandoraou812

Tell me about it. Sometimes the testosterone fumes are so strong around here that it makes my eyes burn:’)


43 posted on 02/01/2008 6:23:20 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: southernerwithanattitude
“I wish these folks would secede from the U.S. and form their own country.”

We can only hope they do secede and form their own country.

Why should FReepers so hope?

Well, if they are a separate nation, then they could be invaded, sold to the Arabs, and their property kept by the victors.

Doubtlessly, the victors would then rejoin America. Actually, it would not take very many Americans to defeat the Sheeples Republic of Berserkly because the Libroids in Berkley hate guns and therefore don’t own any.

All is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.

44 posted on 02/01/2008 6:27:03 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: doc1019
Brain washed to the max … sad. And, he has a PHD!

Well, that explains it...some people are educated beyond their intelligence.

45 posted on 02/01/2008 6:27:25 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: doc1019

“Brain washed to the max … sad. And, he has a PHD!”

Don’t forget that PhD is an acronym for “piled higher and deeper”.

;-)


46 posted on 02/01/2008 6:29:12 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principle)
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To: CindyDawg

Maybe we need to get a bill passed that once a municipality has decided to boot out the military, then once a disaster like a mudlside or earthquake strikes them they’ll receive no protections from the national guard!


47 posted on 02/01/2008 6:33:36 PM PST by tpanther
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To: southernerwithanattitude

I was talking to my brother tonight and fear we’re headed toward a civil war.


48 posted on 02/01/2008 6:34:44 PM PST by tpanther
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To: tpanther

No. The normal people there and our silly cousins have to be protected. They don’t have to be kept comfortable though.


49 posted on 02/01/2008 6:37:30 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: nicmarlo

New Orleans was swamped with water, and many people linked that to high crime and so forth and God’s wrath, which I never thought too much about prior to Katrina, but I’ve often wondered when and where an earthquake will strike Cesspoolifornication.


50 posted on 02/01/2008 6:40:09 PM PST by tpanther
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